The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided a cruise liner hosting a party. According to Filmfare, the Indian federal law enforcement and intelligence agency discovered allegedly illegal drugs on board.
As a response, 10-12 individuals were detained on the spot and taken in questioning by the NCB. Among them is Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. According to E Times, Aryan’s name emerged among the list of youngsters detained and then arrested.
Initially, Aryan and two others — Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant — were arrested, and the trio was produced before the Esplanade Magistrate Court, amid tight security, late on Sunday and sent to the NCB’s custody for one day till Monday, a prosecution lawyer told media persons.
Charged under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, they will be produced again before the court on Monday for their judicial custody, even as their legal team, including Aryan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde, plan to challenge the NCB action in the Bombay High Court on Monday.
The others who remained under the NCB’s detention – Nupur Satija, Ishmeet Singh Chadha, Mohak Jaiswal, Vikrant Chhokar, and Gomit Chopra, were subsequently arrested. They will be produced before a magistrate’s court after undergoing their medical tests for remand.
Earlier, NCB’s Superintendent V V Singh, in his arrest memo, said that the youngster was being arrested under the NDPS Act for his “involvement in the consumption, sale and purchase of contraband” (drugs) along with other known and unknown persons.
The arrest was made in connection with the seizure of 13 gms cocaine, 5 gms MD, 21 gms charas, and 22 pills of MDMA, totally worth INR1.3 million from him. Aryan Khan, 23, acknowledged and said that he understood the grounds of his arrest and has informed his family of the same.
The star son and the others were detained by the NCB since morning. The action came after the NCB’s swoop on Saturday evening aboard the Cordelia Cruises deluxe ship as it was preparing for a scheduled Mumbai-Goa voyage, shocking the people, especially in the entertainment industry.
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